And I think Seth Would Have Liked Dad
I was doing a search on Google about blogs for authors and of course Seth’s Advice for Authors came up right away! But that is because he is Seth Godin! 🙂 I agree with him that “With more than 75,000 books published every year (not counting ebooks or blogs), the odds are actually pretty good that you’ve either written a book, are writing a book or want to write one.” The difference for us, is that we are not publishing this book to be on the next best-seller list (although we won’t turn it down if someone knocks at the door). We have no problem with his number 1: “Lower your expectations. The happiest authors are the ones that don’t expect much.” Our number one goal in publishing dad’s stories is to pay tribute to and honor him. Anything beyond that will be icing on the cake. We truly do believe that those who read the book will be find themselves laughing out loud because they are THAT funny as we have been told by everyone who has read hisi stories over the years; unbiased opinions! Dad doesn’t have “rambling” in his stories, so there is no need for a professional editor. We have our “typo and grammar-fixer” as I already mentioned. Isabelle will do a better job than anyone we could pay – and I am not just saying that. She picks up EVERY LITTLE DETAIL that her mother typed wrong 🙂 Not only is she great at proofing, but her heart is in it as she wants to be sure her beloved late grandfather’s stories reflect the caliber of his character and the content of his stories.
Dad’s sense of humor and tinge of sarcasm remind me of some of Seth’s writings – hence my saying that Seth would have liked dad and vice versa. By the way, if anyone DOES want to contact Oprah on our behalf, we would certainly not object.